Forget holographs, how about 500GB Blu-ray

Pioneer announced plans for a 500GB 16 layer optical disc, only a month after it said it was developing a 400GB version. Oh, and the latest mammoth disc will have the same potential Blu-ray compatibility.

Brendan Sheridan, division product manager at Pioneer Multimedia, said:

“While Blu-ray discs, offering both 25GB and 50GB, are sufficient for users’ current demands, we envision the need for a technology that can support far greater capacities as HD streaming in particular becomes commonplace and users build larger files of digital content. The multi-layered method is compatible with Blu-ray devices providing a long term future for the technology and is more easily produced when compared to competing technologies such as holographic storage.”

The discs are still in development and Pioneer said it could be up to four years before the 500GB becomes available.

via Trusted Reviews